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Welcome to Lethbridge

 

This is Lethbridge

Lethbridge’s increasingly diversified economic base benefits from the healthy mix of businesses that are anchored to our community. With no business, payroll or machinery tax, available serviced industrial land ready for construction and office space at less than $16 per square foot, Lethbridge offers a low-cost operating environment with demonstrated savings in areas such as taxation, land, construction and transportation.

A recent Conference Board of Canada Mid-Sized Cities report noted the healthy growth among information and cultural industries in our city, which can be linked to the strong presence of two post-secondary institutions as well as the emergence of Lethbridge as a significant high-tech presence in Alberta.

A mid-sized city of nearly 100,000 people, Lethbridge is located in the southern part of Alberta, Canada. With an average of 320 days of sunshine each year and one of the warmest winters in the western provinces, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy all that this city and region has to offer. The geographic location also ensures close proximity to world class ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies, majestic national parks, the vibrant city of Calgary and the U.S. border.

Check out a few quick facts about living in Lethbridge:

  • A family earning $80,000 annually has $16,875 in disposable income (compared to -$60 in Calgary)
  • Lethbridge has more than 70 parks, 200 km of walking and running trails, playgrounds and sports fields
  • Average home prices in Lethbridge are among the lowest of all major cities in Alberta

This website is designed to help you discover everything you need to make Lethbridge your top choice to live, learn, invest, visit and do business.

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Did You Know?

Blue Sky Spectroscopy is a 100% Canadian-owned company located in Lethbridge and specializes in the development of custom infrared single-pixel and imaging spectrometers and radiometers for remote sensing applications.

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Business

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Our Business
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A bright spot in the province, Lethbridge is the southern Alberta hub for both traditional industries and emerging technologies.

Lethbridge thinkers, makers and doers are leading change in Agriculture, Food Sciences and Manufacturing within a community that is propelled by innovative research and a spirit of entrepreneurship.

Lethbridge’s economy has always been distinguished by the ability of businesses and entrepreneurs to adapt and innovate with changing times. The agriculture sector, long a mainstay of the region’s economy, is shifting from pure production to an increased focus on value-added processing. We are home to a thriving technology sector, driven by a growing knowledge workforce and fueled by the bright minds at our post-secondary institutions and research centres. Our diverse business community includes small businesses and global corporations, 100-year-old companies to the ever-evolving roster of tech startups based out of the Tecconnect centre for entrepreneurship and innovation. As the city continues to grow towards a population of 100,000, Lethbridge remains at the intersection of innovation for business, commerce and education in southern Alberta.   

Our message is clear: if you are looking for a a place to start or grow your business in a community full of opportunity, Lethbridge is a bright choice. 

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Entrepreneurs

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Are you confident your business idea is the next big thing but you’re not sure where to start? As part of our Teconnect+ED program, a partnership with the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) supported by Alberta Innovates, we can match you with professional business development advisers, including two on-site at Tecconnect, who can help you move your ideas forward and connect you to the resources and information you need during the critical startup phase. We also offer workshops on understanding consumer behavior, analyzing customer feedback, validating a business model, marketing and sales strategies and more.

To get started, contact:
Leslie Warren,
Entrepreneur Program Manager
Leslie@chooselethbridge.ca

If you have already been through the intake process, and are looking to book an appointment with a business adviser, give us a call or use the online booking system below.

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Living Well

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Vibrant arts and
Culture and exploring The great outdoors

Life in Lethbridge strikes a balance between the feel of a close-knit small community and the services and amenities of a growing urban centre.

Living in Lethbridge, you’ll find a diverse population, two modern post-secondary institutions, a thriving arts and culture scene, top-notch recreational facilities all set against a stunning natural environment within a community where collaboration is king.

Lethbridge is two hours south of Calgary, Canada’s third largest city and a major transportation hub for the region, and one hour from the U.S. border. Lethbridge’s location in the heart of southern Alberta also puts it in close proximity to premier attractions like Waterton Lakes National Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site and Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. The Oldman River runs through the middle of the city, creating scenic coulees, verdant valley parkland and boundless recreational opportunities.

The following highlight boxes and data tables will propvide you with additional info about our bright city!

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People

One of Lethbridge’s greatest assets is its diverse and dynamic population. Our population continues to grow at a steady rate and as of 2018 sits at 99,769. More than a quarter of the adult population is under the age of 34, Lethbridge brims with a youthful energy.

Over the past five years, our population has grown by an average of almost two per cent per year. That’s nearly 150 new arrivals each month!

Lethbridge also continues to demonstrate a stable, balanced labour market.

Lethbridge employers have access to a young, well-educated pool of potential employees from the more than 3,200 students who graduate from our city’s two post-secondary institutions. For students, that also means a chance to stay in Lethbridge to pursue a diverse range of employment opportunities.

CA data for the city indicate that Lethbridge had the lowest unemployment rate in the province in 2016 at 5.9% (up from 4.0% in 2015).

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Did You Know?

Lethbridge is home to more than 40 residential neighbourhoods.

Still Have Questions?

We would be happy to answer any questions you have about Lethbridge. Simply fill out this contact form below and we’ll do our best to reply within 48 hours.